Ann Finkelstein back on the blog today with another great research tip. Please stop by her blog Words and Pixels, read her fabulous posts, and marvel at her beautiful photography.
"Travel blogs often contain a wealth of information about setting, especially for rustic locations. I’ve found photos, descriptions of smells, sights and sounds, even travel times. Bloggers list the problems they’ve encountered and warn other travelers what to look out for.
If your novel is set in a place with distinctive local architecture, realtor websites can provide useful details about what houses and yards look like. The prices hint at the economic conditions of the area."
I love this tip, Ann. I tend to head straight for Wiki and general travel sites. I bet travel blogs have so much more in depth and random info to offer. And I never thought to check out local realty for research! Fabulous!